Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 47 / 20 November 2014
 
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jim@ebar.com

Fri 15: Oakland Black LGBT Film Festival @ New Parkway Theatre - 9th annual festival of Black-themed feature and short films. $10 each. Thru Feb 17. 474 24th St. near Telegraph. (510) 658-7900. www.blacklgbtfilmfest.com www.thenewparkway.com
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Let's see; the Pope's quitting, photos of the blizzard back east make us pine for snow (for, like, a minute). Meanwhile, back here in California, LGBT singers, filmmakers, artists and archivists blossom year-round, and they don't quit.

 

Fri 15: Hear Me Roar
@ La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley

Queer feminist hip hop literature and spoken word event with Aya de Leon, Chinaka Hodge, Raquel Gutierrez, Carrie Leilam Love, Kit Yan and Dawn Robinson. $15-$18. 8pm. 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. www.radarproductions.org

Fri 15: Oakland Black LGBT Film
Festival @ New Parkway Theatre

9th annual festival of Black-themed feature and short films. $10 each. Thru Feb 17. 474 24th St. near Telegraph. (510) 658-7900. www.blacklgbtfilmfest.com www.thenewparkway.com

Sat 16: FourPlay @ ATA Gallery

Screening of sections of Kyle Henry's film about couples delving into sexual adventures; with Paul Soileau (Christeene); film performer and sex worker Chloe in attendance at Q&A; part of Other Cinema's Eros Show. $7. 8:30pm. 992 Valencia St. www.fourplayfilm.com www.atagallery.com

Kit Yan

Sat 16: Kit Yan,
Joe Stevens @ El Rio

Queer trans slam poet and singer-songwriter (of Coyote Grace) share the stage at the cool nightclub. No cover. 6pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Sun 17: Hella Gay
Comedy @ Rebel

Charlie Ballard hosts a special extra edition of the stand-up laughfest with Eloisa Bravo, Kate Willett, Justin Lucas, Steve Post, Queen TT, Scott Simpson; part of Noise Pop Festival; sponsored by LOGO and Comedy Central. $10. 21+. 8pm. 1760 Market St. 433-4202. www.rebel-sf.com


Jason & DeMarco

Mon 18: Jason & DeMarco @ Phoenix Theater

Gay singing duo performs a concert "celebrating families of diversity" with their parents and kids along the tour; kid-friendly show, under 17 admitted free. $20-$25. 7pm. 414 Mason St. www.jasonanddemarco.com

Tue 19: Green Sneakers @ Southside Theater

West Coast premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon's mini-opera, a 19-part song cycle for baritone and string quartet about love, loss and finding solace and Gordon's most personal composition, which deals with the death of his lover, Jeffrey Grossi, from AIDS. $45-$75. 7pm pre-concert Q&A. 7:30pm curtain. Fort Mason, Bldg. D. Buchanan at Marina. 345-7575. www.fortmason.org

Wed 20: Legendary: African American GLBT Past Meets Present @ GLBT History Museum

Opening reception for a new exhibit focusing on African American words, images and sounds that connect inspirational commentary by local queer community leaders with historic artifacts. 7pm.-9pm. Thru April 2013. Another new exhibit, Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates From Other Collections, features historical items from nearly a dozen countries and archives, each showcasing an archive of prominent LGBT person. $5. Reg hours Mon & Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistorymuseum.org

Pansy Division

Thu 21: Pansy Division @ El Rio

The fun pop-punk queer band, together again, temporarily, perform with Zbornak, and DJs Brown Mary and Carnita of Hard French spinning '60s soul and 45s. 8:30pm. 3158 Mission St. www.pansydivision.com www.elriosf.com

Thu 21: What's the T? @ New People Cinema

Cecilio Asuncion's documentary about five transgender women: Cassandra Cass, Nya Ampon, Rakash Armani, Vi Le, and Mia Tu Mutch. $15-$40. 5:30pm. 9pm (VIP screening with after-party). 1746 Post St. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/320632

 

 

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Events Feb 14–21, 2012

Thu 14

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Buriel Clay Theatre

African-American Shakespeare Company performs Tennessee Williams' classic play of an injured drunk Southern heir and his fiesty wife, trapped in a mansion for the birthday celebration of the family patriarch. $10-$35. Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Thru Feb 17. 762 Fulton St at Webster. (800) 838-3006. www.african-americanshakes.org

Classical Recitals @ SF Conservatory of Music

Instrumental and vocal concerts by students and faculty. Free-$20. Feb 14, 8pm: students os Bettina Mussumeli perform violin masterworks. Feb 16, 2pm: trombone works. Feb 16, 8pm ($15-$20), Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Mendelssohn and Shostakovich. Feb 19, 8pm: cello students. Feb 20, 8pm: viola students. Feb 21, 8pm: violin students. 50 Oak St. at Van Ness Ave. 503-6275. www.sfcm.edu

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. This week, a special Valentine's Free Love and Comedy special, with Yayne Abeba, Zahra Noorbakhsh, Kurt Weitzmann, Frankie Quinones and Sandra Risser. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Hot Mess @ New Conservatory Theatre

Sketch comedy show. $15. 8pm. Thru Feb 16. 25 Van Ness Ave., lower level. 861-8972. www.nctcsf.org

Joe Goode Performance Group @ Joe Goodee Annex

Irresistibly Drawn: The Songs of Joe Goode Performance Group, music, dance and monologues performed with Holcombe Waller, other musicians and dancers. Comp wine, chocolate and hors d'eouvres. Thru Feb 16. $50. 8pm. 401 Alabama St. (800) 838-3006. www.joegoode.org

Joey Arias

Joey Arias @ Castro Theatre

The legendary nightlife icon and chanteuse performs Love Swings, an evening of song, seduction and celebration. Guest performers include Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne, plus a fashion show by Mr. David. VIP post-show event in the mezzanine. $22-$75. 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Marcus Shelby Trio @ Intersection for the Arts

Terrific local jazz trio performs at the art space fundraiser. $10-$250. 8pm. 925 Mission st. #109. www.marcusshelby.com www.theintersection.org

One Billion Rising @ First Congregational Church, Oakland

Night for the One Billion: An Oakland Performance Ritual 'mash-up'

featuring Dance Brigade, Youth Speaks, Destiny Arts, Holly Near, Hand to Hand, Afia Walking Tree, Gina Breedlove & Shelly Doty and more. $10-$100. 7pm. 2501 Harrison St at 27th. www.bayarearising.org

One Sexy Valentine @ Oddball Cinema

Strange Sinema 61, a collection of bawdy vintage burlesque film clips, animated crossdressing cartoons, and kinky bits. 8pm. Also, Stop Motion Explosion, great short claymations from 1925-1978. Feb 15, 8pm. $10 each. 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

Out in the Bay @ KALW 91.7

Radio program with interviews of Daughters of Bilitis founders and life partner Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin. 7pm. www.OutintheBay.org

Rise Beyond Borders @ El Rio

Fundraiser for collaborative political groups working for global women's rights; performances by Kaylah Marin, Vixen Noir, Isis Starr, Voodoo Cabaret and others, plus DJed music. $3-$20. 6pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

SF Indie Fest @ Roxie Cinema

Annual independent film festival, with annual fun aprties (Roller Disco party Feb 15). $10-$90 (full pass). Thru Feb 21. 3117 16th St. Also other events at Brava Theater (2781 24th st.) and other venues for parties. www.sfindie.com

Spin the Bottle Nightlife @ Cal. Academy of Sciences

Special Valentines' Day with micro-brewery beer-tasting galore; science exhibits, plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Symptom

Symptom @ CounterPulse

Body Cartography's multi-media dance-theatre work explores reproductive technologies, twins and the idea of what is "natural." $20-$30. 8pm. Thru Feb 17. 1310 Mission St. at 9th. www.counterpulse.org

Upstairs @ Metropolitan Community Church

Wayne Self's touring multi-character musical drama-in-progress about the the 1973 arson of a New Orleans gay club, and the 23 people who died. $20. 7pm. 150 Eureka St., San Francisco. www.upstairsthemusical.wordpress.com

Valentine's Dinner @ Canela Bistro Bar

Enjoy a four-course meal with oysters, fish dilet, oxtail, chocolate soufflet cake and more; vegetarians options, and lovely wine selection. $55 per person. 5:30, 7:30, 9:30pm seatings. 2272 Market St. 552-3000. www.canelasf.com

Wine & Chocolate Date Night @ Dogpatch Wineworks

Enjoy tasting stations of wines and chocolates at the stylish dogpatch warehouse and winery. $40. 6pm-8pm. 2455 3rd St. 525-4440. www.dogpatchwineworks.com

Waiting for Godot @ Marin Theatre Company

The classic Samuel Beckett absurdist comic drama about two men who wait for Godot, with a few strange passersby. $15-$57. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed 7:30. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 17. 397 Miller Ave. Mill Valley. 388-5208. www.marintheatre.org

 

 

Batman on Robin

Fri 15

Ainadamar @ YBCA

Osvaldo Golijov's opera gets its San Francisco premiere, directed by Brian Staufenbiel, with singers Lisa Chavez, Marnie Breckenridge and Maya Kherani, joined by La Tania Baile Flamenco and members of the SF Music Conservatory's New Music Ensemble. $35-$85. Feb 15 & 16, 8pm and Feb 17, 2pm. 701 Mission St. 978-2787. www.ybca.org

Batman on Robin @ Mission Comics & Art

Group exhibit of made and found Batman and Robin artwork that outs them as a gay couple, with works by dozens of artists. Reg hours 12pm-8pm (6pm Sun). 3520 20th St. 695-1545. www.missioncomicsandart.com

Circus Oz

Circus Oz @ Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Australian circus troupe of jugglers, acrobats, musicians and comic performers returns. $22-$76. 8pm. Also Feb 15, 11am; Feb 16, 2pm; Feb 17, 3pm. Bancroft Way at Telegraph, UC Berkeley campus. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

Cloud Atlas @ Castro Theatre

Epic and visually striking film stars Tom Hanks and many others. $8-$12. 1pm, 4:30, 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Conversation 6 @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

SF-based Jason Hanasik and Amsterdam artist Berndnaut Smilde's dual installation about home, dislocation and impermanence. Public reception Feb 15, 6pm-8pm. Thru April 27. Main gallery, 401 Van Ness, Veterans Bldg. Hours Wed-Sat 12pm-5pm. www.sfartscommission.org

Dear Harvey

Dear Harvey @ New Conservatory Theatre Center

Patricia Loughrey's play recounts the life of the groundbreaking gay activist and politician, based on dozens of interviews of friends and those inspired by Harvey Milk; with music by Thomas Hodges. (Special post-show discussion Feb 17 with Patricia Loughrey, Dan Nicoletta, Cleve Jones and Tom Ammiano). $18-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 24. 25 Van Ness Ave at Market, lower level. www.nctcsf.org

A Doll's House @ Hastings Studio Theater

American Conservatory Theatre MFA student production of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama (thru Feb 15), in repertory with Molier's farce, Tartuffe (Feb 12-16). $20 two-show deal. Variuous nights, 7:30pm. 77 Geary St. 749-2228. www.act-sf.org

Early Plays @ YBCA

The Wooster Group and New York City Players perform a collaborative staging of the Glencairn Plays by Eugene O'Neill (Early Plays recounts the tales of a group of sailors on a tramp steamer, exposing the underbelly of turn-of-the-century maritime life and the longing and loneliness of life at sea.); directed by Richard Maxwell. $10-$25. 8pm. Thru Feb 16. Forum, 701 Mission St. at 3rd. 978-2787. www.ybca.org

Foodies, the Musical @ Shelton Theater

Morris Bobrow's musical comedy revue of songs and sketches about food. $32-$34. Fri & Sat 8pm. Open run. 533 Sutter St. (800) 838-3006. www.foodiesthemusical.com

Hear Me Roar @ La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley

Queer feminist hip hop literature and spoken word event with Aya de Leon, Chinaka Hodge, Raquel Gutierrez, Carrie Leilam Love, Kit Yan and Dawn Robinson. $15-$18. 8pm. 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. www.radarproductions.org

Hot Tub, Planet Booty, Double Duchess @ SF Public Works

Fun R&B, soul and queer-hop bands perform reto super funk, including Manitous Ryury. Also, DJs Assault, Becky Knox, Matt Haze, and Stay Gold. $5-$10. 9pm-3am. 161 Erie St. www.TicketFly.com

The Kinsey Collection

The Kinsey Collection @ Museum of the African Diaspora

Opening reception of a new exhibit of works: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect offers an inspirational journey through five centuries of African American history, culture and heritage, including a collection of rare books and manuscripts, paintings, prints, sculpture, and photographs includes an early version of the Emancipation Proclamation, correspondence between Malcolm X and Alex Haley, slave shackles and artwork. Thru May 19. Free-$10. Wed-Sat 11am-6pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 685 Mission St. at 3rd. 358-7200. www.moadsf.org

Local Vocals @ Progressive Grounds Cafe

Open mic hosted twice monthly by Brian Vouglas, with singers, readers, poets and more. Sign-up 6:30pm. Show 7pm-9pm. 2301 Bryant St. (1st & 3rd Fridays). 647-0103. www.progressivegrounds.com

Moon Trent @ Brainwash Cafe

Gay folk music, with the local artist, plus Rob & Ray and Carl With Records. Free. 8pm. 1122 Folsom St. 861-3663. www.brainwash.com

Moon Trent

Oakland Black LGBT Film Festival @ New Parkway Theatre

9th annual festival of Black-themed feature and short films. $10 each. Thru Feb 17. 474 24th St. near Telegraph. (510) 658-7900. www.blacklgbtfilmfest.com www.thenewparkway.com

Our Practical Heaven @ Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Anthony Clarvie's drama about a family facing the decline of their beach home, and the changing nature of generations, family and gender roles. $35-$60. Tue 7pm. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm & 7pm. 20181 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org

Se Llama Cristina @ Magic Theatre

Octavio Solis' drama, a multi-layered fever dream where a young man and woman wake up in a strange room, and must piece together their past identities and relationship while constructing a new future and grappling with the possibility of being parents; directed by Loretta Greco. $20-$55. Wed-Sat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2:30pm. Tue 7pm. Thru Feb 17. Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D, 3rd floor. 441-8822. www.magictheatre.org

San Francisco Ballet @ War Memorial Opera House

The Hamburg Ballet performs John Neumeier's 2000 dance, Nijinsky. $35-$255. 7pm pre-show talk. 8pm curtain. Feb 15, LGBT Nite Out post-show reception. 301 Van Ness Ave. 865-2000. www.sfballet.org

Without Reality There Is No Utopia @ YBCA

Group exhibit/installation of politically-themed art focusing on the clash of Capitalism/Communisim, propaganda/disinformation, financial lies and truths, and other global issues. Opening party Feb 15, 6:30-8pm. Free/$10. Thru June 2. 701 Mission St. 979-2787. www.ybca.org

 


100 Years of Rural California

Sat 16

100 Years of Rural California @ California Historical Society

Exhibit of 150 large-scale color prints by writer-photographer Lisa Hamilton, and archival selections dating back to the 1880s. Thru Mar. 24. 2013. 678 Mission St. 357-1848. www.californiahistoricalsociety.org

Acid Test @ The Berkeley Marsh

Warren David Keith performs Lynne Kaufman's solo show Acid Test: The Many Incarnations of Ram Dass, a biographical look at a spiritual contemporary of Timothy Leary. $15-$50. Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Feb 17. 2120 Allston Way at Shattuck. 282-3055. www.themarsh.org

Alfred Hitchcock Films @ Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

Screening of the major works of the master of cinematic suspense. Feb 16: Strangers on a Train (8:30pm). Thru April 24. $5.50-$13.50. UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. (510) 642-1124. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

Musical comedy revue, now in its 35th year, with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. Reg: $25-$130. Wed, Thu, Fri at 8pm. Sat 6:30, 9:30pm. Sun 2pm, 5pm. (Beer/wine served; cash only). 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 421-4222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Dance Discourse Project @ CounterPulse

Scholar Judith Butler discusses gender and performativity with CounterPulse's Julie Phelps at the discussion group. Free. 1pm. 1310 Mission St. at 9th. 626-2060. www.CounterPulse.org

Earthquake @ California Academy of Sciences

New exhibit and planetarium show with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about our ever-shifting earth. $20-$30. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Eric Fischl @ San Jose Museum of Art

Exhibit of a dozen-plus large paintings, and other works by the prominent post-modern neo-realist. Thru May 12. Also Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography. Thru June 30. 110 South Market St. www.SanJoseMuseumofArt.org

FourPlay

FourPlay @ ATA Gallery

Screening of sections of Kyle Henry's film about couples delving into sexual adventures; with Paul Soileau (Christeene); film performer and sex worker Chloe in attendance at Q&A; part of Other Cinema's Eros Show. $7. 8:30pm. 992 Valencia St. www.fourplayfilm.com www.atagallery.com

Kit Yan, Joe Stevens @ El Rio

Queer trans slam poet and singer-songwriter (of Coyote Grace) share the stage at the cool nightclub. No cover. 6pm-8pm. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Linda Eder @ Yoshi's

Broadway and cabaret singer performs classics, jazz and even a little country music. $36-$46. 8pm & 10pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5611. www.yoshis.com

Mascara @ Castro Country Club

U-Phoria hosts a drag show, Amendments, at the LGBT sober space. $3-$6. 10:30pnm. 4058 18th St. www.castrocountryclub.org

Polymorphous Perversity @ Other Cinema

Selection of strange short films exploring sexuality, Folsom Street Fair, sex junkies, Jack Smith and more. $6. 8:30pm. 992 Valencia St. at 21st. www.othercinema.com

South Africa in Apartheid and After @ SF MOMA

Photo exhibit South Africa in Apartheid and After (Thru Mar 3), and other works and ongoing Modern art exhibits. Free-$18. 151 3rd St. at Mission. Thu-Tue 11am-5:45pm (8:45 Thursdays). 357-4000. www.sfmoma.org

Migration @ Visual Aid

Estudio Nomada exchange show from Barcelona, Spain, featuring works by Iris Tonies, U.B. Morgan and Kirsten Campbell. Thru Feb 28. 57 Post St. 777-8242. www.visualaid.org

The Motherf**ker With the Hat @ SF Playhouse

Gabe Marin and Carl Lumbly costar in Stephen Adly Guirgis' verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery. $30-$100. Tue-Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Also Sat 3pm. Thru Mar 16. 450 Post St., 2nd floor. 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

Navigating Queer Pacific Waves

Navigating Queer Pacific Waves @ Galeria de la Raza

Group exhibit of new works in various media by Jean Melesaine, Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, Jorge Manuel Gonzales, Joy Enomoto, and collaborating artists who focus on their Pacific Islander roots and explore colonialism and LGBT oppression. Exhibit thru March 2. Tue-Sat 12pm-6pm. 2857 24th St. at Bryant. 826-8009. www.galeriadelaraza.org

Royal Treasures from the Louvre @ Legion of Honor

Exhibit of decorative arts, most never seen in the U.S., from the reigns of Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette, from the Musee du Louvre, Paris. Free-$20. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. Thru March 17. Lincoln Park, 34th Ave and Clement St. www.legionofhonor.org

F.W. Murnau's Faust

Silent Winter @ Castro Theatre

The Silent Film Festival presents a day of classic cinema; comedies One Week, The Scarecrow and The Play House; gay director F.W. Murnau's magnificant Faust (a masterpiece of German Expressionism, as boldly distinctive as his Nosferatu), Douglas Fairbanks' classic The Thief of Bagdad, and Mary Pickford's My Best Girl; live piano and organ accompaniment. $5-$15. 429 Castro St. www.silentfilm.org www.castrotheatre.com

The Wild Bride @ Berkeley Rep

Return engagement of the hit play, a 'fairy tale for adults' about a young woman's adventures, with visually striking storytelling, humor and music. $35-$89. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm; Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Feb 17. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

You Are Here @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond

Group exhibit of NIAD artists, also Cache: New Work From Ken Weathersby and Real And Imagined Landscape: Lois Ann Barnett's Paintings. Reg hours Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Thru Feb 25. 551 23rd St. (510) 620-0326. www.niadart.org

 


Girl With a Pearl Earring

Sun 17

Ezra Jack Keats @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, an exhibit of original artwork from the popular children's book author/illustrator. Thru Feb 24. Also, The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, a group exhibition of fascinating photos from 1936-1951 taken by members of the progressive collective that documented the eras of postwar struggles, McCarthy blacklists, and urban life. Other exhibits (California Dreaming and Black Sabbath) ongoing. Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

Girl With a Pearl Earring @ de Young Museum

Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, a new touring exhibit of Dutch Masters paintings, drawing and etching; Thru June 2. Also, Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance, an exhibit of costumes, photos, videos and ephemera documenting the amazing dancing and choreography of the world-famous gay dancer. Thru Feb 17. Also, Eye Level in Iraq: Photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson, thru June 16. Also, Objects of Belief from the Vatican, thru Sept 8. $10-$25. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm. (til 8:45pm Fridays) Thru Dec. 30. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

Hella Gay Comedy @ Rebel

Charlie Ballard hosts a special extra edition of the stand-up laughfest with Eloisa Bravo, Kate Willett, Justin Lucas, Steve Post, Queen TT, Scott Simpson; part of Noise Pop Festival; sponsored by LOGO and Comedy Central. $10. 21+. 8pm. 1760 Market St. 433-4202. www.rebel-sf.com

Leonidas Kavalos

Leonidas Kavalos @ Hertz Hall, Berkeley

Celebrated violinist performs an all-Beethoven concert, with piano accompanimist Enrico Pace. $48. 3pm. Bancroft Way at College Ave., UC Berkeley campus. (510) 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit @ Castro Theatre

Enjoy a full two-day dose of the Peter Jackson films based on the J.R.R. Tolkein books. The Fellowship of the Ring, 1pm. The Two Towers, 4:15pm. The Return of the King, 7:30pm. Feb 18, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (in 3D), 1pm, 4:30pm, 8pm. $10-$13. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Magnificent Magnolias @ SF Botanical Garden

New seasonal exhibit of colorful floral displays, with special events, for evening adult events, lectures, classes, and kids events. Thru March. Also, beautiful floral drawing exhibit of watercolor works by Ernest Clayton. Thru April. $2-$15. 9am-7pm. 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316. www.sfbotanicalgarden.org

Richard Kane @ Castro Country Club

Exhibit of multimedia child-like portraits and mixed media sculptures. Thru March 31. 4058 18th St. www.castrocountryclub.org

San Francisco Days @ Rayko Photo Center

Group exhibit of historic and contemporary Bay Area prints by several photographers. Exhibit thru Feb 24. Tue-Thu 10am-10pm. Fri & Sun 10am-8pm. 428 3rd St. 495-3773. www.raykophoto.com

SF Hiking Club @ Matt David Trail

Join LGBT hikers on an 8-mile trek on Mt. Tam, with ocean views; lunch on Stinson Beach and a hike up Steep Ravine. Carpool meets 9am at the Safeway sign, Market St. at Dolores. 242-4376. www.sfhiking.com

Sunday's a Drag @ Starlight Room

Donna Sachet and Harry Denton host the weekly fabulous brunch and drag show. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.harrydenton.com


Jason & deMarco

Mon 18

Animation Exhibits @ Walt Disney Museum

See biographical exhibits about Walt Disney, early sketches and ephemera from historic Disney movies. Frequent lectures and film screenings. $5-$20. 104 Montgomery St., The Presidio. www.waltdisney.org

Jason & deMarco @ Phoenix Theater

Gay singing duo performs a concert "celebrating families of diversity" with their parents and kids along the tour; kid-friendly show, under 17 admitted free. $20-$25. 7pm. 414 Mason St. www.jasonanddemarco.com

Monday Musicals @ The Edge

The renovated bar now shows fun musicals each week, with Broadway touring performers stopping by to sing, too!. 7pm-2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 18th St. at Collingwood. www.edgesf.com

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni's

Sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht (aka Trauma Flintstone). 9pm-1:30am. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Ten Percent @ Comcast 104

David Perry's talk show about LGBT people and issues. This week, Perry interviews Roger Doughty, Executive Director of Horizons Foundation, funding LGBT issues. Perry also chats with Hollywood blogger Jason LeRoy about this year's Academy Award nominations. Mon-Fri 11:30am & 10:30pm. Sat & Sun 10:30pm. www.comcasthometown.com

Vagabondage @ House of Happy Walls Museum, Oakland

The folk-Americana band performs in a concert with refreshments and beer served at intermission. $20. 6pm. 2400 London Ranch Road, Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen. (707) 938-5216. www,jacklondonpark.com www.vagabondageband.com


Filip Dujardin's art

Tue 19

The Drag Show @ Various Channels

Stu Smith's weekly LGBT variety show features local talents, and not just drag artistes. Channels 29 & 76 on Comcast; 99 on AT&T and 30 on Astound. www.thedragshow.org

Filip Dujardin @ Highlight Gallery

(Dis)location, an exhibit of photomontages of altered urban and rural landscapes. Tue-Sat 11am-6pm. Thru Mar. 29. 17 Kearny St. 986-4308. www.highlightgallery.com

Funny Tuesdays @ Harvey's

Ronn Vigh hosts the weekly LGBT and gay-friendly comedy night. One drink or menu item minimum. 9pm. 500 Castro St. at 18th. 431-HARV. www.harveyssf.com

Green Sneakers @ Southside Theater

West Coast premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon's mini-opera, a 19-part song cycle for baritone and string quartet is about love, loss and finding solace and is Gordon's most personal composition as it deals with the death of his lover, Jeffrey Grossi, from AIDS. $45-$75. 7pm pre-concert Q&A. 7:30pm curtain. Fort Mason, Bldg. D. Buchanan at Marina. 345-7575. www.fortmason.org

Life of Pi @ Castro Theatre

Ang Lee's visually stunning film based on the bestselling book. $8.50-$12. 2pm, 5pm, 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com


Black Power, Flower Power

Wed 20

The Art of Dr. Seuss @ Dennis Rae Fine Art

Fascinating exhibit of rarely seen prints, paintings, sculptures and a few of the more known drawings by Theodor Geisel, the author/illustrator of the immensely popular children's books. Ongoing, with updates and new items. 351A Geary St. 391-1948. www.dennisraefineart.com

Beth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams @ Oakland Museum

Photo exhibit of 22 large-scale evocative portrait/tableaux of California families. Thru June 30. Other exhibits ongoing. 1000 Oak St. www.museumca.org

Black Power, Flower Power @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

Dual exhibit of photos by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marian Baruch, documenting the 1960s dual social revolutions (Black Panthers, 1968; Haight-Ashbury, 1967) that began in San Francisco. Thru Mar. 23. 50 Scott St. 554-9522. www.harveymilkphotocenter.org

Candlelight Flow Yoga @ LGBT Center

David Clark leads various yoga poses and practices, plus meditation and breathing exercises. Bring your own mat and water bottle, etc. $10. 7pm-8:30pm. 1800 Market St. www.4dbliss.com

Diana Vreeland @ Castro Theatre

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, a documentary about the pioneering "Empress of Fashion," Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor. $12. 8pm. 429 Castro St. www.castrotheatre.com

Kehinde Wiley @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

New exhibit, The World Stage: Israel, with special events as well. Reg hours Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (closed Wed). Exhibit thru May 27. 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

Legendary: African American GLBT Past Meets Present @ GLBT History Museum

Opening reception for a new exhibit focusing on African American words, images and sounds that connect inspirational commentary by local queer community leaders with historic artifacts. 7pm.-9pm. Thru April 2013. Another new exhibit, Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates From Other Collections, features historical items from nearly a dozen countries and archives, each showcasing an archive of prominent LGBT person. $5. Reg hours Mon & Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistorymuseum.org

Smack Dab @ Magnet

Veteran journalist Randy Alfred discusses his new book, Mad Science: Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries That Made Our World. Larrybob Roberts hosts. Open mic sign-up 7:30pm. Show 8pm. 4122 18th St. www.magnetsf.org


Cassandra Wilson

Thu 21

California Impressions @ ArtHaus Gallery

Group exhibit of California landscape paintings and photographs by Carolyn Meyer, 
Matthew Frederick, Brian Blood, Gioi Tran, Deborah Brown, Eric Engstrom, 
Franc D'Ambrosio, Michal Venera and Daniel Berman. Exhibit thru Mar. 30. 411 Brannan St. at 3rd. 977-0223. www.arthaus-sf.com

Cassandra Wilson @ Yoshi's

Classy R&B singer-guitarist performs. $36-$45. 8pm & 10pm. Thru Feb 23. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

China's Terracotta Warriors @ Asian art Museum

The First Emperor's Legacy, an exhibit of ten of the famous life-size sculptures of guards of China's first emperor, and 100-plus other treasures from 2,000 years ago. Opening evening party Feb 21 features turf war antics from party-makers Cheryl and several DJs. ($15-$18; 7pm-11pm). Reg Free-$22. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Thru May 27. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500. www.terracotta-warriors.asianart.org

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Nocha

The weekly LGBT and indie comic stand-up night. 8pm-9:30pm. 3079 16th St. at Mission. www.comedybodega.com

Kronos Quartet @ Lam Research Theater

Local music ensemble performs world premieres And the Movement of the Tongue by Pamela Z, String Quartet No. 3, The Mezzanine by Nathaniel Stookey, and the West Coast premiere of Carrying the Past by Dan Becker, and arrangements by Stephen Prutsman. $20-$35. 8pm. Pre-show talks 7pm. Thru Feb 22. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. 978-2787. www.ybca.org

Pansy Division

Noisepop Nightlife @ Cal. Academy of Sciences

Samples, tastings, and talks on the botany behind the booze; guest lectures, special events, science art exhibits, plus food, cocktails and DJed dancing. $10-$12. 6pm-10pm, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Pansy Division @ El Rio

The fun pop-punk queer band, together again, temporarily, perform with Zbornak, and DJs Brown Mary and Carnita of Hard French spinning '60s soul and 45s. 8:30pm. 3158 Mission St. www.pansydivision.com www.elriosf.com

Pictorialism @ Robert Tat Gallery

Pictorialism: The Photograph Becomes Art, a new exhibit of historic prints that visualize the posed, artistic aspect of early art photographers (Alfred Stieglitz, Imogen Cunningham and many others). Thru Feb 23. Tue-Sat 11am-5:30pm. (first Thursdays til 7:30pm). 49 Geary St. Suite 410. 781-1122. www.roberttat.com

San Francisco Magic Parlor @ Chancellor Hotel

Whimsical Belle Epoque-style sketch and magic show that also includes historical San Francisco stories; hosted by Walt Anthony; with optional pre-show light dinner and desserts. $40. Thu-Sat 8pm. 433 Powell St. www.SFMagicParlor.com

Way Behind the Music @ 1772 Market

Litquake and Noise Pop cohost the third annual hilarious celebrity bio reading series, with local musicians and writers reading from (sometimes poorly ghost-written) books by David Cassidy, One Direction, LeAnn Rimes, Micky Dolenz, Flavor Flav, Cherry Vanilla, Pete Townshend, Peter Criss, Snoop Dogg, and more. $12-$15. 7pm. 1772 Market St. (formerly Rebel). www.litquake.org

What's the T? @ New People Cinema

Cecilio Asuncion's documentary about five transgender women: Cassandra Cass, Nya Ampon, Rakash Armani, Vi Le, and Mia Tu Mutch. $15-$40. 5:30pm. 9pm (VIP screening with after-party). 1746 Post St. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/320632

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